UPDATE: If anyone wants to watch an over exaggerated report from ABC News, here it is below. I only watched it for the live shots in front of the ship.

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Originally Published on: Jan 30, 2014 @ 7:28

Statement provided by Royal Caribbean:

The number of reported new cases of gastrointestinal illness has dropped sharply after a spike in the first days of the cruise, and most guests who fell ill are up and about.

After returning[,] a thorough “barrier” sanitization program will be performed on the entire ship to make certain that any remaining traces of the illness are eliminated. It will be the third aggressive sanitizing procedure the ship has undertaken since we became aware of the issue, and will additionally provide a window of more than 24 hours where there are no persons aboard the ship, which is a significant help. Guests scheduled for the next cruise on Explorer of the Seas can be confident that all possible measures will have been taken to prevent further problems.


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